Sack catalogue description: Pair of Classical side chairs grained to simulate walnut with gilt tracery motifs, carved and gilded lyre splats with eagle head terminals, acanthus-carved and gilded panels on rounded incurvate legs; attributed to Charles-Honoré Lannuier. Several distinctive details on these chairs appear on the set of chairs in the Maryland Historical Society made for James Bosley by Charles-Honoré Lannuier, including: 1) the scrolled molded panels on the seats (see detail) and, 2) the acanthus carving and beaded borders of the lyre (see detail). See the exhibition catalogue, Classical America 1815–1845: An Exhibition at the Newark Museum, illustrations no. 5 and 6; an identical chair inscribed under the seat "H. L." for Honoré Lannuier was also exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the loan exhibit of New York State Furniture in 1934. ----- Related objects: Exhibition catalogue: Newark Museum, Classical America 1815–1845: An Exhibition at the Newark Museum (Newark: Newark Museum, 1963), pl. 5–6. Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 3, p. 807, pl. P3506.
Pair of Classical side chairs
Decoration and ornament -- Neoclassical style Furniture -- United States
side chairs (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, May 1972 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.